Those were the final words written by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman in a letter following the conclusion of the comic’s 193rd and final issue. It was a cheeky missive to fans clamoring for confirmation that their favorite character made it through the series unscathed. It was also an acknowledgement from Kirkman that, try as he might, he just can’t seem to quit The Walking Dead’s big bad.
Negan could have died at the conclusion of the comic’s major “All Out War” arc, but he didn’t. Kirkman then had him lined up to be shot and killed by Maggie in Issue 174, but illustrator Charlie Adlard talked him out of it. The comic’s final issue could have mentioned that Negan died peacefully in an idyllic cabin “offscreen.” But instead a grown up Carl Grimes acknowledges that someone must be taking